Kick Off Your Fall: Fun Outdoor Decor

{Giveaway  is Closed}

The Winner is:  Gina E

Yay, it’s time to celebrate the changing of the seasons, into one of my favorite times of the year.  FALL!  It’s hard not to love Fall, with its crisp cool air in the morning, beautifully changing leaves, and all around great weather.  Every year, this time of the season changing pulls me right in and I get all nostalgic for all of those autumn years I’ve had in the past, reveling in the scents and smells of this wonderful time of year.

So, to get ready for Fall at my new house, I had the opportunity to do a little autumn shopping at Kirklands, a fun décor store that has lots of things to choose from.  It was fun coming up with ideas for my new space for Fall.   I know, I know….I get to do some very fun things and I pinch myself every day.  Somebody has to do it, you know?!

Who says you have to decorate in all the traditional colors of changing leaves?

I have to admit, I’m not one to explode in Fall décor with pumpkins and fake fall leaf swags and wreaths.  That’s just not me.  But, I did have fun with bringing in some Fall warmth and cheer in non-traditional Fall colors.

Let’s pretend I’ve already moved in my house.  I know, it’s a stretch, but just coming in the front door, we can pretend I’m already living in here.  We just won’t go any further for now than the entry way.  We can pretend that I’m not still caulking and putting in trim and touch up painting.

Let’s pretend I’m having  a Fall party!


I would welcome my guests with a nice Welcome mat that greets them at the door.

Kirklands welcome mat

Welcome y’all!  This one has rubber edging that should last a long time, will span the seasons, and it has fleur de lis, which I love.

Peacock wreath

For the front door, I chose a pretty peacock feather wreath and at $30, it is very affordable.  While not the typical Fall colors, these beautiful blues and greens can still welcome the autumn season just as much as orange and yellow, don’t you think?   I hung my wreath on a simple clear suction cup wreath hanger, just in case you are wondering.


It was so soft and pretty colors that I couldn’t resist.

Kirklands peacock wreath

As much as I love blues and greens, this pretty wreath could go in any spot in my house.  I won’t be able to leave it on the front door because of weather issues, but it will be fun to have around.


A wood twig pumpkin is another fun way to welcome the Fall season.  October and Halloween will be here before we can blink.


Inside the front door, a blue and white chevron tall vase holds a trio of stately sticks.   These aren’t just any sticks, however, they are prelit branches wrapped with cute little lights.  I can see these out on my porch later on and they plug into an outlet for some pretty ambiance at night.


I love the pretty pattern of this tall vase and can see using this in lots of places around the house.


This white ceramic garden stool with its puffy tufted dots was just too pretty to resist.  Use it as a side table or put something on top to display, this one will be very versatile.

Kirklands pumpkins

And who can resist lime green and turquoise pumpkins for Fall?  Not me!  These will be a fun addition around the house and even sitting on the front steps, they would be out of the way of traffic.

So, that’s how I’m kicking off Fall this year! 

Even though I’m not quite in my house yet, I had a great time on my Kirkland’s shopping spree, gathering some Fall-ish things to get me in the mood for the season.  Now, if I was only finished with my renovation and sitting on the back porch sipping hot cider, that would be the bomb.  I’m almost there….almost!

I can’t wait to see what YOU ALL have to share this year with your Fall links.

But, before we get to that, I have some exciting news!!

Kirkland’s is giving away a $150 giftcard to ONE of my readers so YOU can have a shopping spree too.  Wheeeeeee!!  Doesn’t that sound like fun?!  I love to share all the fun with y’all too.  There’s nothing like shopping with a giftcard, finding treasures and fun things to nest with. 

  • Kirkland’s definitely has you covered with home décor and Fall items and they are  a reliable destination for affordable home décor items.
  • If you’re looking to accessorize a buffet table for Fall or put together a memorable tail-gating party, Kirkland’s can get the party started.

All you have to do is visit Kirkland’s and tell me which item on their website that you would LOVE to have if you are the lucky winner of the $150 giftcard. 

You can find Kirkland’s on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and they would love to have you follow along on their decorating adventures.

{Disclosure:  I received compensation with a gift card for my Kick Off Your Fall blog post.  Kirkland’s partnered with several bloggers like me to raise brand awareness in the month of September.  All purchases and content are on my own accord and reflect my personal opinion and style.  Kirkland’s blogger outreach policies abide by the WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.}

Official Kirkland’s Giveaway Rules.   Giveaway will close on 9/26/12 at Noon EST.

- Rhoda


  1. I would love the rustic tall red lantern to add to my fall decorating and I’m sure I could find a million other things to buy with a gift card! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  2. I would like to get one of their mirrors.

  3. Love Kirklands! I would put it towards a console table. I have my eye on the Distressed Blue Demilune Table. I just stumbled upon your blog today…excited to be one of your newest subscribers 🙂

  4. Love the mercury glass pumpkins & lanterns will be beautiful decorated for Fall

  5. Love everything they carry, would love to purchase new Fall decor with the gift card. Thanks for the chance to win. Also love following your home renovation, you inspire me.

  6. I want to buy several of the owls at Kirklands!

  7. So many beautiful items to choose from! Pumpkins, owls,
    and mirrors, oh my! I would be thrilled with anything from kirklands.

  8. I’d definitely pick up some of the pre-lit branches. I know just where I’d put them. 🙂 Also, if I won the $150, I’d splurge on a nice piece of framed art or a mirror for my dining room.

  9. April was in CT now CA says

    Love the cream tufted leg bench! This would be perfect at the foot of our bed.

  10. It is so hard to decide just one thing from Kirklands! I love the adorable garden seat you found along with the mercury pumpkin. So cute!

  11. Oh goodness I love kirklands! I was just there last weekend and saw these beautiful ceramic pumpkins that would look perfect on my wrap around front porch!

  12. i would love to have one of their fall wreaths for the front door!

  13. If I win, and I really hope I do because I love Kirklands, I’d buy 4 of the Brown Swirl Parsons Chairs (I’d have to kick in a little $ too but I’ve been wanting chairs like this for so long, it’s worth it!). I’d put them in my dining room and just sit admiring them for hours! LOL Keeping fingers crossed! Thank you for this great opportunity! Hugs, Leena

  14. Hi Rhoda,
    I loved looking at the Red Radiance portion on Kirkland’s site, since I have a lifelong love of red. I really liked the Parisian torchere’ and some of the red cabinets on their site. It would be hard to choose which ONE I would choose if I won the gift card.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. I love the simplicity and the beauty of the burlap wreaths…..they can be casual or they can be dressed up. I hope I win!

  16. Oh, if I were the very lucky winner I would be in heaven! I would absolutely snag this gorgeous table.

    I’d also have to pick up some of the table linens they offer. They’re table runners are especially gorgeous. Then I’d make my way over to lamps and snag this one:

    I am dreaming and drooling looking through their products!

    Love the wreath choice by the way. And the chevron vase too. I’ve been seeing chevron prints everywhere lately, but this is one of my favorites so far!

    Thanks for sharing (and good luck to all the entries!)

  17. I love the Addison Console Table! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  18. We have spent all of our summer redoing our backyard — yes, our own blood, sweat and tears!! Anyway, after the recent demise of my cushion that belonged to my favorite backyard swing {bad doggy}, I’d love the diamond back backyard bench. A new cushion is almost as much as a new swing so it’s getting replaced. This would be PERFECT! Love the linky party!! Happy Sunday to you 🙂


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